General Electric Utility and Interconnection Analyst, GE Solar in Des Moines, Iowa

About Us:

GE Solar is a dynamic, high performing, standalone business unit within General Electric that is pioneering a new business model within GE and growing exponentially. We are a full turnkey commercial energy developer, specializing in onsite solar and energy storage applications for commercial & industrial customers. We bring industry-leading expertise to the full energy development cycle — sales & origination, design & engineering, energy rate & market analysis, permitting and utility interconnection, incentive management, project financing and financial structuring, construction management, commissioning, and ongoing operations & maintenance. Our greatest asset is our people, and we continue to hire the very best in the industry at an accelerated rate.

We embody the values, rich history, long term thinking and global reach that make GE great. We are also a fiercely independent, fully autonomous, scrappy startup company, comprised of highly motivated and passionate individuals who strive to change how GE does business in the energy sector while simultaneously building a corporate culture, team and track record that is unrivaled in the world. For the past 4 years, we have achieved remarkable results with limited resources. We enter 2018 with a mandate to scale our business with the full backing of the General Electric Company.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:

We are seeking an experienced and ambitious Utility and Interconnection Analyst to bring much needed surge capacity to GE Solar’s Development Team. This position will be responsible for supporting GE Solar’s Utility Interconnection Team on solar PV and energy storage projects between 250 kW and 20 MW in size from project origination through commercial operation.

Essential Responsibilities:

In the role of Utility and Interconnection Analyst, GE Solar, you will:

  • Seek standardization and foster collaboration within the business while building important partnerships with key external stakeholders as well

  • Execute and outline interconnect strategies by region / utility for interdepartmental use

  • Submit and track progress of utility interconnection applications

  • Follow up with utilities on project status

  • Research tariffs, incentives, Net Metering rules (and remaining cap) and interconnection requirements of current and prospective new markets for Commercial solar business

  • Support Strategy team on database of solar incentives, net metering and interconnection rules/opportunities

  • Assist with due diligence process, providing updates to Interconnection Manager & to Key Deal Team members on project timelines

  • Quickly come up to speed on industry and company value proposition

  • Liaison with utilities and help to maintain project plan, objectives, timelines and key milestones to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget

  • Identify, document, and manage interconnect risks through the life of the contract

  • Review all interconnection studies and agreements

  • Support Interconnection Manager with technical negotiations with utilities on interconnection studies and agreements

  • Communicate utility feedback and collaborate with Project Managers & Developers on interconnection strategy Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Technical or Business) from an accredited college or university (OR Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university and minimum 1 year of experience in construction permitting, utility interconnect execution, incentive application or regulatory compliance experience in the power or construction industry (Including Understanding of all relevant utility interconnection procedures)

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in construction permitting, utility interconnect execution, incentive application and/or regulatory compliance experience in the power or construction industry (including Understanding of all relevant utility interconnection procedures)Eligibility Requirements:

  • Travel 20% of the time, as required Desired Characteristics:

  • You have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, and you are able to influence, build rapport and get through to people at all levels of the organization

  • You must be a self-starter, highly organized, and able to self-direct and work independently—capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced but exhilarating environment, where many demands and requests will present themselves and you’ll need the ability to prioritize

  • You have the ability to manage multiple complex processes simultaneously while adhering to critical deliverables and deadlines

  • You are a strong presenter, instill trust and confidence in those you’re speaking to, and can persuasively pitch concepts and value propositions to both internal stakeholders and external customers. Locations: United States; California, Massachusetts, New York; San Ramon, Boston, New York,GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.